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The Resource Defending the West : a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, Ibn Warraq

Defending the West : a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, Ibn Warraq

Label
Defending the West : a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
Title
Defending the West
Title remainder
a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
Statement of responsibility
Ibn Warraq
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said's influential work Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim in both the East and the West, voluminous commentary by scholars, and translation into more than fifteen languages." "In this thorough reconsideration of Said's famous work, Ibn Warraq argues that Said's case against the West is seriously flawed. Warraq accuses Said of not only willfully misinterpreting the work of many scholars but also of systematically misrepresenting Western civilization as a whole. With example afer example, Warraq shows that from the time of the ancient Greeks, Western civilization has always had a strain in its very makeup that accepted non-Westerners and has always been open to foreign ideas. Warraq also criticizes Said for inadequate methodology, incoherent arguments, and a faulty understanding of history. He points out not only Said's tendentious interpretations but also historical howlers that would make a sophomore blush."--Jacket
  • "This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said's influential work Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim in both the East and the West, voluminous commentary by scholars, and translation into more than fifteen languages." "In this thorough reconsideration of Said's famous work, Ibn Warraq argues that Said's case against the West is seriously flawed. Warraq accuses Said of not only willfully misinterpreting the work of many scholars but also of systematically misrepresenting Western civilization as a whole. With example afer example, Warraq shows that from the time of the ancient Greeks, Western civilization has always had a strain in its very makeup that accepted non-Westerners and has always been open to foreign ideas. Warraq also criticizes Said for inadequate methodology, incoherent arguments, and a faulty understanding of history. He points out not only Said's tendentious interpretations but also historical howlers that would make a sophomore blush."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ibn Warraq
Dewey number
950.072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS12.S243
LC item number
I26 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Said, Edward W
  • Orientalism
  • East and West
  • Asia
  • Middle East
Label
Defending the West : a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, Ibn Warraq
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edward Said and the Saidists -- The three golden threads and the misapprehensions of Edward Said. Three tutelary guiding lights -- Classical antiquity -- Early Christianity to the seventeenth century -- Indian orientalists -- Western archaeologists -- Empire and Curzon -- Edward Said and his methodology -- The pathological niceness of liberals, antimonies, paradoxes, and western values -- Orientalism in painting and sculpture, music and literature. Orientals as collectors -- Painting and sculpture -- Occidental influence on Eastern art -- Nineteenth-century Orientalist art -- Painters as writers -- John Frederick Lewis -- Hegel and the meaning, significance, and influence of Dutch genre painting -- Charles Cordier : Orientalist sculptor -- Religion, piety, and portraits -- Oriental and African American Orientalists -- Orientalism and music -- Literature and orientalism
Control code
137306010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
556 pages
Isbn
9781591024842
Lccn
2007022518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137306010
Label
Defending the West : a critique of Edward Said's Orientalism, Ibn Warraq
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edward Said and the Saidists -- The three golden threads and the misapprehensions of Edward Said. Three tutelary guiding lights -- Classical antiquity -- Early Christianity to the seventeenth century -- Indian orientalists -- Western archaeologists -- Empire and Curzon -- Edward Said and his methodology -- The pathological niceness of liberals, antimonies, paradoxes, and western values -- Orientalism in painting and sculpture, music and literature. Orientals as collectors -- Painting and sculpture -- Occidental influence on Eastern art -- Nineteenth-century Orientalist art -- Painters as writers -- John Frederick Lewis -- Hegel and the meaning, significance, and influence of Dutch genre painting -- Charles Cordier : Orientalist sculptor -- Religion, piety, and portraits -- Oriental and African American Orientalists -- Orientalism and music -- Literature and orientalism
Control code
137306010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
556 pages
Isbn
9781591024842
Lccn
2007022518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137306010

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